I present to you a French mortar for the League of Augsburg war, (and Franco Dutch war too!). In fact, this little project was a mixture of spare parts: some Warfare Miniatures artillery crew, an old Hovels 28mm artillery position, made of resin, and parts of Warhammer Empire cannon, converted into a renaissance mortar.
I painted the miniature in French artillery uniform of the period, light grey, red and blue, and the mortar wood in red, then I covered the ground of the base in sand, because I simply don´t like the textured sand sculpted on it, some static grass and a pair of details and Voilà, a little diorama base finished. Quick project indeed, and now I have 3 French artillery pieces for this period, now they can pummel the Spanish and Dutch fortifications freely (as they did with the "terror bombing" of Brussels in 1695). I was in "La Grand Place" last week and saw the reconstructed buildings, most houses are post 1695.
Enough words, now the pics of the mortar itself :)
I know, quite a few pics for just one "unit" I hope you like it !
By the way, in La Grand Place of Brussels, you can find some old traces of the period mentioned here, and the Spanish rule:
pics from "http://reinadodecarlosii.blogspot.com/2010/08/de-vuelta-de-bruselas-y-brujas.html"